Pet Information Resources

The information below is for informational purposes only.  You should always consult your veterinarian for accurate diagnosis and treatment.  


Diseases, Conditions and Treatments

Canine Epilepsy Resource Center

Canine Health Foundation (American Kennel Club)
Lists ongoing research projects on canine diseases.

Care for Animals (American Veterinary Medical Assoc.)

HealthyPet (American Animal Hospital Association)
"AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care." Features of this site include: Locate an accredited animal hospital near you, find answers to your pet health questions via their Pet Care Library, or their FAQ link, and browse their recommended reading list.

Merck Veterinary Manual Online
"The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information.  Includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations.  Rapidly search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword..

Pet Education (Doctors Foster and Smith)
This site contains "Informative articles on pet healthcare, written by veterinary experts."

Pet Health Topics Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine
Topics related to dog and cat health are arranged into 4 major categories-Procedures, Common Problems, Diseases and Miscellaneous Health Care Topics.

Founded by Dr. Jon Rappaport to provide "an unbiased, authoritative, user-friendly website where pet owners worldwide could go for complete, up-to-date information on all pet issues". It features over 5,000 articles in "libraries" on dogs, cats, fish, small mammals, reptiles, birds and horses.

Poisonious Plants (submitted by Mrs. James 5th Grade Library Class, Valley Charter School)

Maintained by veterinarians, this a very useful site loaded with health news and information about behavior, health, diseases, and drugs related to dogs, cats, birds, horses, and other pets.

Vetinfo: A Veterinary Information Service (Michael Richards DVM)


Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

In addition to health news and information, this site covers commonly used veterinary drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Finding Veterinarians and Clinics

AltVetWeb: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Also provides lists of veterinarians who practice various forms of complementary and alternative medicine therapy.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Click on "Find an AVIM Specialist".

American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Click on "Find a surgeon".

HealthyPet (American Animal Hospital Association)
"AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care." Includes "How to locate an accredited animal hospital near you".

VetQuest: The premier veterinary search and referral service
Includes over 25,000 veterinary hospitals and clinics in the U.S., Canada and Europe.



Guide to Congenital and Heritable Disorders in Dogs

Hereditary Dog Disease Explanations Simple explanations about the most common diseases/hereditary disorders and breeds most commonly affected.


Informational Sites

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Provides links to various publications, resources and other useful site related to animal welfare.

NetVet and Electronic Zoo (Ken Boschert DVM, Washington Univ.)
Also, World Wide Web Virtual Library: Veterinary Medicine
Lists over 18,000 international Web sites on veterinary and animal topics.  There is no quality evaluation.

Veterinary Medicine with Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM
"This site is for both the veterinarian and pet owner.. to ask questions, learn new things about animal health and care, and meet new people."

VetGate: The UK's gateway to high quality Internet  resources in Animal Health.
Although based in England, this site provides useful links to information around the world.  It can be searched by keyword or browsed by category. 


Integrative Medicine

AltVetWeb: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Contains information about alternative and complementary therapies.  Also provides lists of veterinarians who practice various forms of integrative medicine.

Whole Pet Vet: A Guide to Holistically Treating Your Pets (Donna Kelleher, DVM)
Provides information about acupuncture, gold bead therapy, chiropractic, diet and nutrition and herbal medicine. Also, includes information about choosing a convertional vs. holistic veterinarian.



Ohio University Veterinary Hospital.  Nutrition Support Service "A premier site for pet nutrition advice and homemade diets from veterinary nutritionists."

Purina Dog food manufacturer's website

Waltham Dog food manufacturer's website

Eagle Pack Dog food manufacturer's website

Iams Company Dog food manufacturer's website

Science Diet Foods Dog food manufacturer's website

Reading a Pet food Label

Intrepreting Pet Food Labels by the FDA


Oncology (Cancer)

Caring for Pets with Cancer (Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists - Kevin A. Hahn DVM)

Merck Veterinary Manual Online
Information about diagnosis and treatment of various types and locations of cancer (neoplasms, neoplasia) in different species is interspersed throughout this manual. Check the index for details.

OncoLink: Vet - University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
"Edited by Lili Duda, VMD, a radiation oncologist at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the OncoLink Vet section is designed as a resource for pet owners who have an animal diagnosed with cancer or are concerned about that possibility." Information is provided on some of the most common types of cancer in dogs and cats.  Information can be emailed or printed. pup


Toxicology and Poisoning

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Home Page

ASPCA Poison control center


Zoonoses (Diseases transmitted between humans and animals)

MEDLINEplus Health Information: Pets and Pet Health

Healthy Pets Healthy People
The National Center for Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides useful information about important diseases people can get from animals with lists by disease and animal species.

Merck Veterinary Manual Online Has an extensive table of diseases that affect both humans and animals around the world.  This is the ultimate manual for veterinary disease and it's online!

Zoonotic Diseases Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), University of California, Santa Barbara Provides guidelines for preventing disease transmission in animal facilities, with lists of diseases created by Dr. Michael S. Rand, which can be useful to the general public as well.

More links to favorite websites

The Alaskan Malamute Club of America   amca.jpg (36776 bytes)

The national breed club - Health issues, working dog information and titles, find responsible breeders, More...           

The Malamute Quarterly - Hoflin Publishing

An excellent quarterly magazine devoted to articles about the Alaskan Malamute - from rescue articles to breed-specific health and conformation articles, mostly written by breeders. Also check out the breeder interview in the back - each issue features a different kennel.

The Alaskan Malamute Help League   

THE coolest Canadian Rescue organization - not only do they have great info to share (this links to their alpha-training page) but hold incredible weekend events for sled-dog owners (check out the Pack n' Pull under events) and run the notorious Malamute Saloon.

Oodles and Oodles of Dog Related Pages  

A comprehensive listing of dog related organizations, activities, breed information - everything about dogs!

Info Dog - Moss Bow Dog Shows   

A dog show superintendent (which means the company that clubs hire to help put on dog shows). Infodog is the best place to find upcoming shows, results and statistics - also, their website has comprehensive information on judges, who won, breeder information and more. If you show (or want to) you need to check this one out.

Jack Onofrio Dog Shows   pup

Another dog show superintendent - a place to find upcoming shows, results, statistics (not as comprehensive as Infodog, but still helpful)

Roy Jones Dog Shows aka...   

A dog show superintendent - a place to find upcoming shows, results, statistics (same as above)

Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows
  Newport Dog Shows   Ace Matthews Dog Show

Dog Sledders Resource List

A reading resource list for people interested in recreational sledding - books and publications to help you get started.

O'Malley Elem.School Anchorage, Alaska 

How could I leave THIS out? and their school mascot is the Alaskan Malamute!  Is that cool or what!

Mushing Magazine  mush.jpg (18745 bytes)

And the upcoming schedule of events

Alaskan Malamute Club of Canada  CKClogo.gif (9199 bytes) 

        The national breed club for the Canadian Kennel Club      

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A fun site - enter a photo of your Malamutes (even a deceased class!) and see what happens

Kids and Dogs - A great site for Kids 

A site just for kids - how to care for a Malamute and fun things to do

Dog Play          

Never again ask "what can I do with my Malamute" - a listing of some excellent things to do with dogs      

Iditarod Sled Dog Race Official Website    iditarodlogo.gif (2414 bytes)        

The mushers, the dogs, lots of general information on the most famous sled dog race in the world.

Cornell University's Malamute Loss Support Hotline        

When you lose a beloved Malamute, it helps when someone cares

Healing and Inspirational Poetry for Malamute Loss        

Lovely thoughts and tributes to our friends

Digital Dog          

An interesting site that has very objective views on different dog breeds (Including the Malamute)

Dog Show Magazine

The Dialectizer - Convert Pages to ...Well, you'll see

Have you read our pages over and over?  Getting bored?  Spice it up a little with the dialectizer!  Before you follow the link copy our address below so you can paste it in the URL box to come back....

Monks of New Skete Website pup

If you've read their books it's just more of the same great information.   Now on-line.  Check it out! This particular article is about becoming alpha.   

Cherished Moments

Everything you want from the best Malamute Hotels to Poisions - this site is great.  


"Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul-chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" - Anne Tyler



Please consult your veterinarian for any medical condition your pet has or may have.  This is for informational use ONLY.